And I don't always do what my handler tells me to do because I am still training him!
How I became a famous
entertainer after being rescued:
April 2009:Just after I was born, my siblings and I were
dumped off far away from St. Louis.We
were taken to a shelter and two of us (my brother and me) were then sent to the
Animal Protective Association in St. Louis.
June 2009:Two months later, I was on Sammy Stars with Jennifer Blome.Lucky for me, a couple looking for a dog saw
me on television and decided they wanted to adopt me. Since then, I have been living with this
family and have been very happy.
December 2010: The owners of a dance studio asked if I would help
them with their Christmas shows at nursing homes and senior living
apartments.Since I was learning how to
do tricks at that time, I agreed.I had
a great time with all the dancers and people at the shows!As a result, I showed my leader I was really
January 2011 - December 2012:
My Christmas shows
with the dancers were so good that my leader decided to let me perform on my
own.Since January 2011, I have done
over 200 shows for people of all ages.Some
of my tricks I came up with on my own because I am smarter than my leader - that's why I'm called “Alice the Thinking Dog.”
January 2013 to now:This year I decided to start helping children with cancer. (see the page above - "Helping kids with cancer.")
September 2015: I have a new adopted sister - Noel - she's a Auss Cattle Dog/Great Pyrenees mix. We are great friends and play allot every day. Her photo is on my photo page.
My Fame:Being so popular has not gone to my head
– I know I am still just a dog.Every
day I go for a run and chase squirrels, rabbits, deer, and big birds. Also, I have trained my family to give me
treats whenever I want them.